I’d like to once again welcome the class of 2017, as well as returning students, faculty, and staff to campus. I believe the fall semester is off to a tremendous start, and the coming months hold promise and opportunity for us all.
My first two months in Louisiana as LSU’s President and Chancellor have been exciting. I have enjoyed seeing so many students on campus the past few weeks as they moved into the residence halls, participated in Community Bound, and took part in STRIPES and other campus events.
Students, as you begin the new semester, remember that graduation begins today! Everything you do, from this day forward, contributes to your academic success and ultimate graduation. Keep that in mind throughout the semester, and ask yourself often: have I done something today to get a little closer to that goal?
I would also like to remind you to use your myLSU account to register your mobile phone to receive emergency text messages from LSU, just in case there is ever a need. And if you see something suspicious on campus, please report it to LSU Police. Your safety is LSU’s top priority, but your input is invaluable.
Also, you may notice that there are several construction projects taking place on campus, some of which may interrupt normal vehicle and pedestrian traffic patterns. Please know that we are working to complete these projects as quickly as possible, and the campus community will receive an email with updates on each of those projects. And you can always check www.lsu.edu for the latest information on what’s happening at LSU.
Following in the LSU tradition, I hope to see everyone at Fall Fest on Friday, October 11, to celebrate being a part of the LSU community. It’s a chance to meet new friends and classmates, and celebrate the spirit of LSU.